Himalaiella foliosa (Edgew.) Raab-Straube, Willdenowia 33: 391 (2003) (syn: Aplotaxis foliosa Edgew.; Saussurea edgeworthii Kitam.; Saussurea foliosa (Edgew.) Hook. fil.; Saussurea foliosa Hook. fil.; Saussurea stracheyana (Kuntze) Lipsch.; Theodorea stracheyana Kuntze);
W. & Central Himalaya: Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. xx. 77 (Aplotaxis) ; stem 1-2 ft. copiously branched leafy and inflorescence pubescent, leaves 3-4 in. lyrate-pinnatifid puberulous above cottony beneath lobes rounded, heads small 1/2 in. on slender long axillary and terminal peduncles, invol. bracts very slender with acicular points, recept. bristles long, achenes obtusely 4-angled smooth or somewhat tubercled, outer pappus 0.
Western Himalaya ; Garwhal and Kumaon, alt. 7-8000 ft., Edgeworth, Strach. & Winterb.
Referred by Clarke to S. candicans, but I think quite distinct in habit, and especially in the small heads with almost subulate bracts, the very small corollas, and short pappus, neither of which exceed 1/4 in.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
SK 3225 13 September 2021: 6 very high res. images.
Pl. check Saussurea taraxacifolia Wall. ex DC., though I am doubtful.
Could not find a match as per comparative images at Carduoideae
No … I don’t think it matches, and the elevation as well !
Lipschitziella foliosa (Edgew.) Kasana & A. K. Pandey ??
Syn : Himalaiella foliosa (Edgew.) Raab-Straube ??
Yes, appears close as per GBIF specimen and POWO specimen.
References: POWO (Saussurea stracheyana (Kuntze) Lipsch.) specimen Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI GBIF specimen (High resolution specimens) Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)